Lou Christie

Lou Christie - Lightnin' Strikes

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LIGHTNIN’ STRIKES – MGM 1965
I’M GONNA MAKE YOU MINE – 1969
Two Faces Have I – 1964

Lou Christie’s – LIGHTNIN’ STRIKES – became a soul anthem: Yes, very popular tracks played at the Twisted Wheel recorded by Luige Alfredo Giovanni Sacco. Definitely of Italian descent he was born on the 19th of February 1943 at Glen Willard PA.

Why did Lightnin’ Strikes become so popular on the soul scene and remain so? He wasn’t black, it was a bit of a cutesy song with unbelievably corny lyrics. ah, but listen to the intro – brilliant soul style sound that just wants to make you dance. Just one of those songs which fitted in with a night at the all nighter. He became a favourite live performer with the Northern Soul crowd.

He moved to New York, and got into the music business writing songs, and managing a girl group in 1964: The Tammys releasing the classic(?) Egyptian Shumba. Did you ever get to see Egypt girls?

1970’s he had drug problems and was treated in a London clinic.

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